just saw these tags on a larrie’s reblog of some stupid “receipt” that is so far out there I can’t even handle it –
#i’m going to take a big chance and accept this as truth
#because i fucking love it
human beings, this is what one refers to as CONFIRMATION BIAS and it is a cognitive bias. it’s one of the most common cognitive biases AND one of the most dangerous. confirmation bias is a systematic error of inductive reasoning. it prevents a person from taking in new information if it contradicts what they believe to be true, and here is someone making a choice to believe some bullshit because they like the bullshit.